Title

Towards a multi-level game model for influenza epidemics

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

9-2010

Abstract

Although game theory has been first invented to reason with economic scenarios with rational agents, it has since been extended into many other fields including biological and medical sciences. In this paper we propose to model the interactions between virus and human in an influenza epidemic in a two player, adversarial game scenario with multiple levels of abstraction. As conventional game representations are inadequate in this complex problem domain, we propose Object Oriented Multi-Agent Influence Diagrams (OO-MAID), a novel graphical representation for multi-level games, which takes advantage of both organizational information and probabilistic independence in the problem domain. The OO-MAID representation can be readily applied in similar medical independent characteristics. We demonstrate the feasibility of this novel approach with sample models in the domain. © 2010 IMIA and SAHIA. All rights reserved.

Keywords

Game theory, Influenza, Knowledge representation, Computer simulation, Epidemic, Game, Human, Incidence, Influenza, Methodology, Proportional hazards model, Risk assessment, Risk factor, Sentinel surveillance, Statistics, Theoretical model

Discipline

Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, Medinfo 2010

Volume

160

First Page

457

Last Page

461

ISBN

9781607505877

Identifier

10.3233/978-1-60750-588-4-457

Publisher

IOS Press

City or Country

Amsterdam The Netherlands

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